Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Mosese Suli agree to part company
Author bulldogs.com.au Timestamp Wed 28 Feb 2018, 04:23 PM
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Mosese Suli have today agreed to part company.
Both parties sat down this week and decided that it was in the best interests of the club and the individual if they parted ways.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill said the time was right for the decision to be made: “Right from the start the Bulldogs were committed to giving Mosese every opportunity to fulfill his potential and become part of the Bulldogs. Unfortunately, Mosese has not been able to adapt to the high standards that Dean and the coaching staff have asked from all players and as such we think that it is in the best interests of both parties if we part ways. This is not the end for Mosese as a footballer and if he can regain the desire and drive to reach the standards required then I believe that he can still be successful. The club wishes him all the best going forward.”
Mosese agreed that the time was right for a change: “I think that it is right for me and the Bulldogs that I take some time away from the game to re-assess what the future holds for me. I want to thank the Bulldogs for the opportunity that they have given me and I leave the club with no hard feelings whatsoever.”
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs coach Dean Pay hasn’t wasted any time enforcing the new standards expected at the club, recently sending home new recruit Moses Suli after a string of disciplinary breaches during the past fortnight.
NRL.com can reveal the new Bulldogs recruit has received two warnings after being late for multiple training sessions and failing to finish several others as he struggles to adapt to life at his new club.
Pay has shown that shortcuts won’t be tolerated under his regime at the Bulldogs, telling Suli to leave training to reassess his commitment to his career.
It comes after the coach recently dropped fellow recruit Fa’amanu Brown to the reserve grade training squad, drawing a line in the sand in relation to standards and culture expectations at the club.
The Bulldogs are well aware of Suli’s chequered history after he was let go by the Wests Tigers.
The Tigers grew frustrated with Moses’s lack of application and desire to capitalise on his enormous potential, releasing him to join the Bulldogs on a three-year deal.
The writing was on the wall at the Tigers after his attitude towards his rehabilitation from an ankle injury began wavering at the end of last season.
Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary had several conversations with Suli to try and get him focused and committed to the club, but it wasn’t forthcoming.
It was hoped a change of scenery would be the catalyst for an improved attitude, however Pay has already had to intervene just two weeks after the 19-year-old’s arrival at Belmore.
He didn’t travel with the team to the Sunshine Coast for this Saturday’s trial against the Canberra Raiders.
Bulldogs officials haven’t given up hope and will persevere with the talented teenager for now, but they’ve made it quite clear what he needs to do if he wants to be part of what the club is building towards in the post Des Hasler era.
In Sydney, it’s all day Saturday 3rd Feb (midnight to midnight).
All of our winning 2017 games, played back to back.
With the exception of some live SuperLeague games, a repeat of the Toronto Wolfpack doco, and the NRL 360 show from Monday repeated as well.
Qld will be running it from 11pm Fri 2 Feb to 11pm Sat 3 Feb.
Looking forward to having an almost full day of winning games leading into our trials and then season proper!!